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Offline Pattidevans

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Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« on: 26 September 2016, 06:39:10 PM »
I got an email today from him (automated of course) regarding a new book which has been written by collaboration with all the members of the THINCS organisation.  It seems Dr Kendrick's blog site is down (I wonder why?) so I reproduce it in full here:

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Fat and Cholesterol Don’t Cause Heart Attacks
There is a group of doctors, scientists and researchers called the International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics (THINCS) www.thincs.org. I am a member, and recently a number of us have contributed chapters to a new book called Fat and Cholesterol Don’t Cause Heart Attacks And Statins are Not the Solution.
This was written in honour of the founder of THINCS, Uffe Ravnskov, a Swedish doctor and researcher who has been arguing against the current die-heart/cholesterol hypothesis for many years. He has written several books, many, many, research papers, and had the dubious honour of having one of his book burned, live, on television. [Finland 1992, the book was The Cholesterol Myths]. He has also been ruthlessly attacked, both professionally and personally. Yet he has never given up.
Ravnskov, like all of us in THINCS, started looking at heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD) and recognised that the widely accepted views were simply wrong. Something recognised by many people over the years, including Professor George Mann (who helped to start up and run the Framingham study).
‘Saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century.’
George Mann, like many others was silenced. Kilmer McCully, who discovered the role of homocysteine in CVD, and suggested that it could be more important that cholesterol was also attacked. Funding for his research disappeared, leading to the loss of his laboratory. His hospital director told him to leave and ‘never come back’. His Harvard affiliation and tenure were terminated.
Another contributor to this book, Professor Michel De Logeril, set up and ran the seminal Lyon Heart Health Study. Possibly the seminal work on the ‘Mediterranean Diet.’ Yet he is a trenchant critic of the diet-heart hypothesis, and believes that statins do more harm than good. He is, again, attacked ruthlessly.
Yes, there is a pattern here. Dare to criticise the current dogma that saturated fat in the diet raises cholesterol, which then goes on to cause CVD, and your chances of progression in the research world are, precisely, zero. Your chances of getting anything published are, pretty close to zero. You will be attacked both personally and professionally. You will be accused of killing thousands of people by putting them of taking statins – and suchlike.
However, those in THINCS have never given up in their efforts to get the ‘truth out there’ and never will. This book is a further way to help inform the public about the true facts. There are chapters on competing hypotheses as to the cause(s) of CVD, there are chapters outlining the flaws in the current ideas. Some chapters are technical, others not.
Everything is held together by Paul Rosch, a brilliant researcher, writer and editor, clinical professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and New York Medical College, Chairman of the Board of the American Institute of Stress, and a great, deep thinker, on many subjects. Would that there were more like him.

Sorry about all the tags... the original is liberally littered with them and I haven't time to pick em all out.
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #1 on: 27 September 2016, 11:26:35 AM »
Site seems OK at present time 11:26 Tuesday 27th -

https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2016/09/26/buy-this-new-book/
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #2 on: 27 September 2016, 07:21:52 PM »
Maybe lots of peeps were accessing it at 9.30 am when I was trying.  Agghhhh... I have just realised.  It's a Firefox issue.  Version 49.0.1 is causing havoc by saying that lots of websites do not have a valid security certificate!  Grrr!
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #3 on: 27 September 2016, 10:33:58 PM »
Firefox has been a pile of poo for me since windows 10 went live. Now use Google Chrome. 

The main founders of present day medicine were often scoffed at.  Jenner , pasteur etc.
Scientists like galileo were scorned and ridiculed.
Engineers like baselguett  (London sewers designer)

All have been dismissed.

The cogs do turn, but the money at the top, gum up the works.
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #4 on: 27 September 2016, 11:01:20 PM »
Moby I am clinging to Win 7 though J has moved to windows 10.

Yes, lots of pioneers were ridiculed!
Patti


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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #5 on: 30 September 2016, 10:51:49 PM »
Moby I am clinging to Win 7 though J has moved to windows 10.

Yes, lots of pioneers were ridiculed!
Cling as long as you can. I regret moving from 8.1 to 10 so much, but too late now.

I interchange between Firefox and Chrome now. Each has problems with 10, but FF is so much better for my needs when it works.

Now back to read again that long intro post to this topic :)
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #6 on: 10 October 2016, 12:26:41 AM »
A blogpost by Tom Naughton on the statin wars - well worth reading:

http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2016/10/03/why-the-save-the-statins-campaign-will-fail/

The comments are pretty good too - especially the ones lampooning the ADA for their dietary advice  ;D

And another blogpost on whether statins actually work and why they stopped working after 2004  ;)

http://roguehealthandfitness.com/do-statins-work/

I really think it's gonna be hard for Sir Rory to continue with his Canute impressions for much longer  :D
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #7 on: 10 October 2016, 09:23:17 AM »
And another at Health Insight that references the cholesterol book (with extra forays into medical statistics and ME/CFS frauds):
http://healthinsightuk.org/2016/10/...cting-medical-advice-and-what-to-do-about-it/
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66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #8 on: 10 October 2016, 10:53:57 AM »
Jill


Thank you for the links.  The first one from Fathead was easy to read and well written.  Furthermore it did bring to light some interesting issues.


The second link was also a good read.  Unfortunately the 3rd produced a "404 page not found" result.


The more I read the more determined I am never to take them again, or let anyone I love take them either.  It's unfortunate that the news isn't reaching the HCPs who are pressuring patients to take them.
Patti


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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #9 on: 11 October 2016, 02:32:55 AM »
Hi Patti,

I'll try the link again and will double-check to see if it works. I find the HealthInsightUK site has some really good stuff.

The main link to the site is: http://healthinsightuk.org/

http://healthinsightuk.org/2016/10/08/the-serious-trust-deficiency-afflicting-medical-advice-and-what-to-do-about-it/

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66yo Female, Western Australia
T2 DX'd 7/3/12 - GTT: Fasting 6.4 - 1 hr 14.2 - 2 hrs 12.9
BMI 7/3/12 = 30.4 –> 24.3 (20.18% weight loss)
HbA1c - 12/3/12: 6.2% - 25/1/16: 5.2% - 33
Idiopathic Interstitial Lung Disease/Pulmonary Fibrosis - DX'd Oct 09
No medications
Eating to my meter & Eating real food – Low carb/no grains works for me

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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #10 on: 11 October 2016, 07:52:45 AM »
Thanks for the link which works perfectly Jill.  An interesting and informative read.  I am stunned by the "for every 1 percent drop in cholesterol there is an 11% increase in deaths".  It confirms something I have been thinking for a long while now.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Malcolm Kendrick -book overturning the cholesterol hypothesis
« Reply #11 on: 11 October 2016, 11:19:25 AM »
Very interesting, thanks for the links Jill  :)
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